Indian boxer Amit Panghal captured another boxing gold for the country after beating England’s Kiaran Macdonald in the 48-51kg (flyweight) final at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham on Sunday. Panghal was extremely dominant in the match and won it 5-0. He won it on points.
In the first lap Panghal made a good start. Although his English opponent was always in the fight, the Indian was the better boxer as the judges decided in favor of Panghal and he got 10 points from all while Macdonald got nine from all.
In the second lap, Panghal continued with the same momentum and kept his upper hand intact. Macdonald tried to fight back but just couldn’t match the Indian’s prowess and lost in the second round as well.
The pattern of Panghal’s dominance continued into the final lap and he continued to score points effortlessly. Again, all the judges ruled in his favor. This helped him seal the match and add another medal to his country’s tally.
Panghal entered the final by beating Zambia’s Patrick Chinyemba 5-0 in the semi-final.
He had advanced to the semi-finals of the 51kg men’s flyweight at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Thursday, securing a medal for India.
The Indian defeated Scottish boxer Lennon Mulligan 5-0 in his quarter-final at the National Exhibition Center (NEC) in Solihull.
Earlier today, Indian boxer Nitu Ghangas also took a gold medal after beating England’s Demie-Jade Resztan in the final of the women’s 48kg category at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Sunday.
She won 5-0 against her English opponent on points. Ghangas was a notch higher than Resztan throughout the match. The English boxer fought well but fell short in all three rounds as all five judges voted in favor of Ghangas.
Tonight at 7:00 PM: Nikhat Zareen vs. Carly McNaul (Northern Ireland) in Women’s 48-50 KG Gold Medal Match.
The 2022 Commonwealth Games kicked off in Birmingham on July 28 and will run until August 8.
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